Cycle de conférence 2018 à l'IPH "Origines et avenir de l’Humanité" A noter / Autour de la Préhistoire Hastec : Appel à candidature pour les contrats post-doctoraux

Congrès, colloques, réunions


4-9 juin 2018




XXXII-3 session du 18ème congrès UISPP, Paris 2018, proposée par Florian Cousseau & Luc Laporte


Building architectures is a common action of pre and protohistoric societies of the entire world, both for the worlds of the livings and of the dead. The assembling of blocks, from rubble stones to cyclopean size, is one of the first gain of mankind, but traditions, styles, techniques and materials are different for each society. The research about the pre and protohistoric stone architectures began with the early age of archaeology. Nevertheless, there's an important lack of knowledge for our time periods, regarding the construction work. This will be the main focus of the session.
We want to present a large view of the archaeological and ethnographical data surrounding these architectures, acquired from different chronological and geographical frameworks. For the presentation, five themes have been chosen to guide the comparisons between the different contexts which occurred during the construction.
If possible, each / every stone architecture must be presented according these themes:
- Definition (Function, uses, typological criterions) and methodology (Methods, focuses, tools)
- Economic sphere (Quarry, supplying, costs)
- Technical sphere (Actions of builders, tools, architectonical control, chaîne opératoire)
- Social sphere (Organisation of the construction work, management of the event, social place of the builders in the society)
- Symbolic sphere (Aesthetic, natural colour, particular masonry, styles, forms)
With these various experiences, a final discussion will allow us to exchange about how to improve the data acquisition on these architectures and their construction. Despite of the great distances, both in time and geography, the aim is then to develop possible parallels between some social and technical contexts presented and thus offer the possibility to fill some gaps in our limited knowledges about the construction works.


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